Q: How has Lehigh prepared you to take on tomorrow’s challenges?
A: Lehigh has given me the skills to be an agile thinker. With the different range of classes, I have learned how to critically think and apply general knowledge from my Lehigh experience to the real world.
Q: What is one thing you would want a prospective student to know about Lehigh?
A: I would want them to know about the massive Lehigh network. Asking for help from any professor is never frowned upon. And the ability to reach out about jobs to alum is second nature to most Lehigh undergraduates because of the network the school has established with its alumni. I would also say to get a nice pair of shoes for walking.
Q: Where have you found support and mentorship at Lehigh? How has it shaped your experience?
A: I have found support through the hockey team. The hockey team has allowed me to connect to some of my best friends that would do anything to support me. The upperclassman on the team my freshman year helped give me a blueprint on how to live at Lehigh with a positive work-life balance.
Q: What is it like to be a student-athlete at Lehigh? How do you balance academics and athletics?
A: Being a student-athlete at Lehigh is great. The rigor of the academics is no joke, but once you assimilate in Lehigh’s culture the workload should not be a problem. The later times of hockey games pushed me to not procrastinate my workload, and then you get in a rhythm that helps balance your athletics and work.
Q: How would you recommend first-year students get involved on or off campus?
A: Go to the club fair. It’s filled with the activities you think you’d be interested in, and clubs you don’t realize exist. It’s better to try a club and not attend again if you did not enjoy it than to not go at all. That was my biggest mistake here seeing all the clubs my friends were a part of. Clubs here have different rigors; you can be lightly active and still enjoy it.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Lehigh?
A: Lehigh’s beauty. Walking back from Linderman Library at midnight to see the campus lit up like Hogwarts can’t be beat. The people here at Lehigh are also pretty cool.
Q: Where is your study spot of choice on campus?
A: I tend to study on the fifth floor quiet side of FML (E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center). The smell of the books makes me more productive for some reason.